1. Rayman Legends
Ubisoft's platformer is as brilliantly designed as it is awesomely beautiful. Boasting a gentle - but definitely ever-present - learning curve Rayman Legends's biggest strength is tied up in the fact that this game just doesn't run out of great ideas. Every single time players think they've seen it all, Legends tosses them a new puzzle, boss fight or series of obstacles that challenges them in a new and compelling fashion. This is arguably one of the best platformers this side of Mario - and fans of this genre know what an incredible accolade that is.
Platforms: PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360
Release date: 30 August 2013